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SOC Security Engineer (InfoSec)

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

At Palo Alto Networks - everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren't easy goals to accomplish - but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we're looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Palo Alto Networks -is the fastest-growing security company in history. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: Preventing breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking SOC Analyst then this job may be for you!

Team And Role

Job Description

Palo Alto Networks Information Security team is looking for a SOC Security Engineer to join the Security Operations team and support threat detection and incident response in our internal environments. The scope of the Security Operations team spans both the Enterprise and Product environments.

You will join a team of analysts and engineers who protect the enterprise that aims to protect the world from cyberattacks. In this role, you will quickly become an expert in Palo Alto Networks security products; primarily XDR, XSOAR, Next Generation Firewalls and Prisma Cloud. You will also provide feedback to the engineering teams to continually improve our world leading security products.

Many SOCs are drowning in false positive alerts, but Palo Alto Networks SOC changed the game and re-invented how Security Operations should function. Our vigilant focus on automation, prevention and high-fidelity alerts enables our analysts to be more proactive. You will not spend your day sifting through alerts. Instead, your day will be split evenly between (1) analyzing and responding to high fidelity alerts (2) proactive threat hunting and (3) contributing to a variety of different projects aligned to your personal interests.

Continuous learning is also key to our Security Operations team's philosophy. We offer many channels for learning to ensure our teammates are up to speed with the latest TTPs.


  • Own and lead individual incident response activities by analyzing security alerts and coordinating responses. Perform in-depth event review and analysis where appropriate. Analyze events, research the potential cause, and recommend a course of action
  • Hunt for indications of compromise across multiple technology platforms
  • Continuously improve our alerting use cases and the threat hunting program
  • Collaborate with SOC Automation team to automate tedious, boring activities
  • Contribute to proof-of-concept assessments of new security products
  • Document generate reports detailing security incidents for security leaders and the business
  • Show off your excellent communication skills in post mortem reviews of incident response activities, to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Research security trends with the goal of improving our own processes and tools
    • Minimum 1+ years working in a Security Operations role
    • Familiarity with the principles of network and endpoint security, current threat and attack trends, and have a working knowledge of security principles such as defense in depth
    • Familiarity with performing security Incident Response activities in complex organizations, with familiarity in at least one of the following three core areas:
      • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) or Endpoint Forensics
      • Network Log Analysis
      • Public Cloud Defense (AWS, GCP etc)
      • Threat hunting experience
      • Hands-on working knowledge of a SIEM
      • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
      • Strong communication skills, both spoken and written
      • Strong familiarity with technologies commonly seen in Enterprises. (i.e. AD, Cloud, VMs etc)
        Additional Information

        Our Commitment

        We're trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity's status quo. It's simple: we can't accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

        Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we've rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

        We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

        Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

        Learn more about Palo Alto Networks here and check out our fast facts

        All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

        Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs
        • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
        • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
          • The job requires accessing a company worksite
          • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
          • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
          • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

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